Sake Museum Ponshu-kan
Niigata Prefecture is blessed with good quality rice and water, making it one of the most famous rice-growing and sake-brewing regions in Japan. The prefecture also has the most number of "sakagura (sake breweries)" in Japan, and "Ponshu-kan" is a "sake amusement park" where sakes from all 93 breweries within Niigata Prefecture can be sampled. Visitors are invited to visit the museum where they may taste five cups of sake for a single coin (500 yen).
- Within the Niigata Station building, 1-1-1 Hanazono, Chuo Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
- Around 2 hours from JR Tokyo Station. Get off at JR Niigata Station and walk around 1 minute
- Open throughout the year
- All year